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- TACTICS: THE LIMITING/ ENHANCING FACTOR FOR STRATEGIC DECISIONS. Brennan, Tom // Fire Engineering;Sep2005, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p134
Presents views and insights on the tactics of limiting or enhancing factor for strategic decisions in fire prevention in the U.S. Thoughts on the changes of tactics and strategies in fire prevention; Assessment of the current tactics by fire fighters in fire prevention.
- REMOVE THE IDLH, NOT THE VICTIMS. Coleman, John "Skip" // Fire Engineering;Mar2005, Vol. 156 Issue 3, p176
This article focuses on the issue of staffing in the fire service. Most departments don't have that resource capability. The average response to a reported fire in a U.S. fire department would be 10 to 12 firefighters. In one scenario, one would have six to nine firefighters to accomplish that...
- Building a Landscape-Level Prescribed Fire Program. Ferguson, Joseph P. // Fire Management Today;Summer2005, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p16
Presents guidelines for the successful management of fires in the United States. Importance of breaking the suppression attitude among fire management officers; Consideration of the whole ecosystem in fire management; Inclusion of the entire workforce in fire management.
- OFFIVER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS ON A BUDGET. Shouldis, William // Fire Engineering;Jul2005, Vol. 158 Issue 7, p69
Focuses on the Philadelphia Fire Department's (PFD) pre-promotion and post-promotion phases of grooming fire fighting officers, which uses a reward point system based on associate and bachelor degrees. Budget cuts experienced by fire departments in the U.S. in 2003 and 2004; Establishment of the...
- STRETCHING HOSELINES: WHEN PRECONNECTS FALL SHORT. Gustin, Bill // Fire Engineering;Sep2005, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p91
Presents strategies and tactics by firefighters in extending the range of their preconnected hoselines in firefighting operations in the U.S. Tips and advisories in extending hoselines; Necessity of conducting perliminary size-up before using the stretching hose and other fire prevention...
- FROM THE FRONT SEAT. Pressler, Bob // Fire Chief;Jan2004, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p70
Discusses firefighting guidelines for first-attack line firefighters in the United States. Radio monitoring for additional information; Adoption of the 1 3/4-inch hand line as a solution to nearly all fire situations; Use of a master stream.
- WHY IS SAFETY SUCH A PROBLEM? Terwilliger, Michael S. // Fire Engineering;Jun2004, Vol. 157 Issue 6, p120
Focuses on the problems encountered by firemen in maintaining safety during the course of fire extinction. Reasons for the occurrence of failed mission of fire prevention; Impact of emotional rush on safety; Comparison on the response of an elected official between firefighter fatality and...
- Hey, Where Are You? CIAMPO, MICHAEL N. // Fire Engineering;Jun2010, Vol. 163 Issue 6, p124
The author advises firefighters to determine the location of their companions to ensure that they are not left stranded or unprotected. He urges the inside team to inform the firefighters on the fire floor they are planning to go to the floor above. He also emphasizes that the engine company...
- RESCUE AND SQUAD COMPANY OPERATIONS. Hinkle, Daniel T. // Fire Engineering;Sep2005, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p32
Looks into the operations and missions of rescue and squad company of fire departments in the U.S. Assessment of the various types of companies and their specific equipment and apparatus; Details of the search and rescue, forcible entry, utility control, and salvage missions and operations;...